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Wireless Printing for Mac 10.4 - 10.9


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Requirements

Pharos Popup 8.4 requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

To install Popup 8.4 for Mac OS X, obtain the Popup installer and run it from here Pharos Print Server Installer for Mac

  1. Log in to the client machine, using an administrator account.

  2. Obtain the file "Popup.dmg" from Pharos Systems.

  3. Double-click this file to create a new disk image in Finder. This disk contains the Popup 8.4 installer, "Popup.pkg".

  4. Double-click the installer to run it. You will be requested to authenticate yourself as an administrator.

  5. Select a destination disk. You will only be able to select the startup disk.

  6. Click "Install" (or "Upgrade"). The installer automatically installs Popup 8.4 and required support files.

  7. Pharos Popup will now be running on the client machine and will be automatically launched every time a user logs in.

Configuring Printers

To start using Popup 8.4 for Mac OS X 10.4:

  1. Open Printer Setup Utility in "/Applications/Utilities/".

  2. Click the "Add" button in the toolbar, then hold down the "Option" key on the keyboard and click the "More Printers..." button.

  3. From the topmost popup button, select "Advanced".

  4. From the "Device" popup button, select "Pharos Print Server".

  5. In the "Device Name" field, enter a name for the new printer queue.

  6. In the "Device URI" field, enter the popup://10.0.0.27/SpoolQ2

  7. From the "Printer Model" popup button, select "Generic".

  8. Click "Add". The new Popup queue will now show up in the list of printers.

  9. To print to the new queue, select it from the printer popup button in the print dialog of any application.

For Mac OS X 10.5/10.6, the process is similar:

  1. Open System Preferences and click on the "Print & Fax" icon.

  2. Click the "+" button.

  3. Hold down the "Control" key on the keyboard and click anywhere on the toolbar. From the popup menu that appears, select "Customize Toolbar...".

  4. Drag the "Advanced" icon to the toolbar and close the customization dialog.

  5. Click on the "Advanced" button in the toolbar.

  6. From the "Type" popup button, select "Pharos Print Server".

  7. In the "URL" field, enter popup://10.0.0.27/SpoolQ2

  8. In the "Name" field, enter a name for the new printer queue. This is the name that will be shown on your computer.

  9. From the "Print Using" popup button, select "Generic PostScript Printer".

  10. Click "Add". The new Popup queue will now show up in the list of printers.

  11. To print to the new queue, select it from the printer popup button in the print dialog of any application.

Uninstalling Popup

To remove Popup 8.4 from a client machine, run the Pharos Uninstaller:

  1. Launch the Uninstaller application in "/Library/Application Support/Pharos/Utilities".

  2. Select Pharos Popup and any other Pharos components that you would like to uninstall, then click "Continue".

  3. A list of the selected items will be shown. Click "Continue".

  4. Type in an administrator user name and password when required to do so. The selected components will be removed from the client machine.

  5. Click "Done" and log out of the client machine.

Notes

Popup is currently not compatible with the Fast User Switching feature of Mac OS X. Always disable Fast User Switching when installing Popup on a client machine.